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Canadian Explorer Multi Centre

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£3,630 pp + flights

Toronto – Niagara Falls – Montreal – Quebec City – Banff – Rocky Mountaineer Train – Vancouver – Victoria

A highly popular multi-centre holiday combining the best of the Eastern Canada with the highlights of the Western Canada including travel by VIA Rail to Montreal, the spectacular Rocky Mountaineer train trip through the Canadian Rockies to Vancouver and a whale watching excursion in Victoria. Like an escorted tour but travelling at your own pace!


Day 1 – UK – Toronto

Your Canada holiday starts with a departure from Heathrow o­n your Air Canada flight to Toronto (regional flights on request). A transfer by private car is provided to your downtown hotel. The remainder of your day is at leisure.

Overnights (3): Toronto

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Day 2 – Niagara Falls

Departing from your hotel, the Niagara Falls full day tour will bring you to one of Canada’s most spectacular sights. You will make your way to Niagara through the towns of Hamilton, “the steel capital of Canada”, St. Catharines “the fruit basket of Ontario”, and the wine region of the Niagara Peninsula. An ample amount of time will be spent at the falls to give you every opportunity to take pictures and admire the thundering waters. Included is a thrilling boat ride on the Hornblower cruise* for a unique view of the spectacular Horseshoe Falls. Other highlights include a panoramic lunch at the Sheraton on the Falls and a trip along the beautiful Niagara Parkway which winds its way along the Niagara Gorge passing through the historic town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, voted “Canada’s Prettiest Town”. *Prior to May 15 and after Oct 15, Hornblower cruise will be substituted with The Journey Behind the Falls.

Day 3 – Toronto

Included is a Step-on Step-off sightseeing tour of Toronto. Build your own Toronto experience with the freedom of our Hop-On-Hop-Off City Tour aboard a London-Style Double Decker Bus or Trolley. Let the friendly and knowledgeable tour guides educate you on the fun facts and history of Toronto as they take you through the city with stops at / near all major hotels in the downtown area. The ticket also includes a free boat tour (available seasonally) of the Toronto Harbour and Islands. Experience the history and excitement that is Toronto!

Day 4 – Montreal

Depart today from Union Station o­n a VIA Rail train to Montreal. Your journey takes you along the shores of Lake O­ntario and the St. Lawrence River, passing through the Thousand Islands region and the historic city of Kingston, the original capital of Canada before Ottawa became the seat of Government in the 1840s. Montreal, situated o­n an island in the St Lawrence River, has been referred to as the ‘Paris of North America’, its history a rich backdrop to its vibrant multicultural life. Montreal has numerous festivals, beautiful botanic gardens, street fairs and innumerable terrace cafés where locals and visitors alike gather to socialize. The lookout o­n top of Mount Royal presents a superb panorama of the city and the Underground City, linking many buildings and malls, is a shopper’s paradise.

Overnights (3): Montreal

Day 5 – Quebec City Tour

Discover the historical treasures and wonderful “joie de vivre” atmosphere of Quebec City during this full day excursion. Your expert guide provides narration as you tour through the o­nly walled city in North America. Highlights include, the Upper and Lower Towns, the Parliament Buildings, the Plains of Abraham, the Citadel, Chateau Frontenac, Place d’Armes, Quebec National Assembly, the Notre Dame Basilica. A visit to Montmorency Falls, 30 metres higher than the world-famous Niagara Falls, is also included in today’s tour.

Day 6 – Montreal Guided Cruise

Come aboard the Cavalier Maxim and discover Montréal like you’ve never seen it before! Relive a page of history with a famous explorer, Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve, who will fascinate you with his anecdotes and historical facts. Take advantage of the sunny terraces and relax while admiring the city and its surroundings. Service is in English and French only.

Day 7 – Montreal – Calgary – Banff

You are transferred by private car to Montreal airport in good time for your flight to Alberta and the Stampede City of Calgary. On arrival, a transfer by coach is provided into the Rockies to your Banff hotel.

Overnights (2): Banff

Day 8 – Banff Tour

Discover the town of Banff and its unspoiled natural surroundings o­n the included sightseeing tour. The highlights include the hoodoos, curiously shaped by centuries of erosion, Surprise Corner, Tunnel Mountain Drive, overlooking the beautiful scenery of the Bow River Valley, and the Cave & Basin where Banff’s history began (admission is included to the Cave & Basin).

Day 9 – Banff – Kamloops

Travel o­n board the Rocky Mountaineer train to Kamloops in the heart of British Columbia’s interior. Your journey offers you a spectacular range of scenery as you travel between the high peaks of the Canadian Rockies, over mountain passes and through the remarkable tunnels, along rocky lakeshores and across the ranch lands of the interior. Breakfast and lunch included. On arrival in Kamloops you will be transferred by coach to your overnight hotel.

Overnight (1): Kamloops

Day 10 – Kamloops – Vancouver

You will be transferred by coach back to the Rocky Mountaineer train and your journey continues west towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver. On today’s journey, you will again see dramatic changes of scenery, from the desert-like environment of the interior, through winding river canyons and forests surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade Mountains to the lush green fields of the Fraser River Valley. Highlights include the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon. Your journey ends in Vancouver arriving late afternoon. Breakfast and lunch included.

Overnights (2): Vancouver

Day 11 – Vancouver Tour

Renowned as o­ne of the most beautiful cities in the world, Vancouver is home to spectacular natural scenery with breath taking views in every direction, has a bustling metropolitan core and boasts o­ne of the mildest climates in Canada. Enjoy all the city has offer with your included flexible city tour. Highlights of downtown Vancouver, including major attractions, and scenic points of interest. Tickets are valid for two consecutive days, and the convertible clear top buses offer stunning views, rain or shine. Choose to Hop-Off at any of the 20 plus stops, and Hop-On again to continue the tour. Take an up close and personal look at Vancouver’s urban oasis, Stanley Park, have lunch at Granville Island, visit the historical Gastown or the trendy Yaletown, and don’t forget Robson Street to do a little shopping! Highlights of the route include English Bay, Stanley Park, Granville Island, Yaletown, Gastown, Chinatown, Robson Street, and the Entertainment District. The tour loop duration is 120 minutes, without hopping off to visit attractions. Optionally looking for a unique experience, you could spend the day on a floatplane in the company of the flying “postie” delivering mail to the outlying islands.

Day 12 – Vancouver – Victoria

Today you enjoy a ferry-cruise through the scenic Gulf Islands to the capital of British Columbia, stately Victoria. During your stay, there will be plenty of time to explore. The capital city of British Columbia, Victoria is situated o­n the southern tip of Vancouver Island and is world-renowned for its charming ambience. Sometimes referred to as the “garden city” Victoria has a bustling harbour, heritage buildings and offers numerous whale watching cruises. Perhaps visit the beautiful Butchart Gardens and explore the harbour area by horse drawn carriage or stroll amongst the narrow streets and markets.

Overnights (2): Victoria

Day 13 – Victoria (Whale-Watching)

Enjoy an included whale-watching cruise. This coastal excursion is an exhilarating round trip of 50 to 80 kilometres in search of orcas, minke whales, grey whales, porpoises, harbour seals and other marine wildlife. You will ride aboard a 14-metre ocean cruiser or a custom-built Zodiac boat that offers high speed with extraordinary stability giving you an exhilarating, safe and intimate whale watching experience. Commentary is provided by a certified Marine biologist and naturalist.

Day 14 – Victoria – UK (via Vancouver)

A leisurely day allowing time for last minute sightseeing or souvenirs before being transferred by airporter coach to Victoria’s airport for your short flight to Vancouver, and your overnight flight to the UK.

Day 15 – Arrive UK

PLEASE NOTE that an additional DEPOSIT is required to confirm a reservation.


Available in conjunction with your trans-atlantic Air Canada flights between London and to/from Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester and Newcastle. Details on request.

Air Canada Upgrade to Executive First

Designed to provide you with your own personal space that’s ideal for a good night’s sleep, each Executive First Suite* reclines into a fully flat bed at the touch of a button. Armed with a comfy pillow and duvet and fully equipped with all the latest in-flight amenities, you’ll arrive at your destination completely refreshed and ready to start your day.


Upgrade to GoldLeaf Service o­n the Rocky Mountaineer

Our custom-designed, bi-level, glass-domed GoldLeaf coach puts you right in the middle of the awe-inspiring scenery of the Canadian Rockies. Take in the dazzling vistas upstairs, and enjoy delicious meals downstairs. From the attentive service provided by your Rocky Mountaineer Hosts, to the gourmet meals prepared from regional cuisine by our award-winning chefs. GoldLeaf Service is quite simply, as good as it gets.


Departing Between 2018Twin Share 3 Star HotelsTwin Share 4 Star HotelsTwin Share 5 Star Hotels
May 01£3,808£4,123£4,552
May 02, 05, 08, 09, 12, 15, 16, 19£3,790£4,220£4,543
May 22£3,860£4,142£4,503
May 25£3,860£4,288£4,598
May 26£3,931£4,288£4,678
May 29£3,931£4,299£4,807
June 02, 05, 09, 12£3,931£4,299£4,807
June 16, 19£3,931£4,199£4,598
June 23, 26£4,252£4,796£4,940
July 03, 07, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31£4,252£4,796£4,940
August 04, 07, 11, 14£4,252£4,796£4,940
August 18, 21, 25, 28, 29£3,931£4,381£4,616
September 01, 04, 05, 08, 11, 12, 15, 18, 19£3,931£4,381£4,616
September 22£3,931£4,194£4,525
September 25£3,793£4,257£4,431
September 29£3,754£4,163£4,431
October 02, 03, 06£3,754£4,163£4,431
Rocky Mountaineer Goldleaf Supplement £352


3 star4 Star5 Star
TorontoHoliday Inn Toronto Downtown CentreChelsea HotelFairmont Royal York Hotel
MontrealBest Western Plus Ville Marie Hotel & SuitesMarriott Chateau ChamplainFairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel
BanffElk and Avenue HotelDelta Banff Royal Canadian LodgeRimrock Resort Hotel
VancouverSandman Suites on Davie VancouverMetropolitan Hotel VancouverSutton Place Hotel Vancouver
VictoriaInn at Laurel PointThe Parkside Hotel & SpaFairmont Empress

Tour Price Includes:

  • Scheduled Air Canada flights from Heathrow to Toronto, Montreal to Calgary and Victoria via Vancouver to the UK
  • Airport taxes, security charges and Air Passenger Duty
  • 13 nights Hotel accommodation room only unless stated
  • Private transfer from Toronto Airport
  • Niagara Falls excursion with lunch
  • Sightseeing Tour of Toronto
  • Train journey from Toronto to Montreal
  • Quebec City and Montmorency Falls tour
  • Montreal Guided Tour
  • Private transfer to Montreal Airport
  • Coach transfer from Calgary Airport to Banff
  • Banff sightseeing tour
  • Two day “Rocky Mountaineer” Train from Banff to Vancouver in SilverLeaf class, including Breakfast and Lunch
  • Sightseeing tour of Vancouver
  • Coach/ferry service to Victoria
  • Whale-watching cruise
  • Airporter transfer to Victoria Airport
  • 24-hour customer service support from our local agent within Canada

Not Included:

  • Meals unless stated, other than on the Rocky Mountaineer
  • Transfers to Toronto railway station and from Montreal railway station, or to Banff railway station and from Vancouver railway station
  • National Parks fees
  • Weekend Flight Supplement Friday-Sunday £30 per person each way

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